Family Fun Night A.K.A. Parent Date Night
Children at Risk is delighted to continue this Support for the Autism Community!
Although our Family Fun Nights have not grown in numbers like Saturday Fun Club days – we still feel the concept and need is there – just on a more limited basis.
With fundraising down…we are only offering 2 this Spring – Saturday, April 9 & Saturday, June 4 – and we have had to (sorry) up the cost a bit to $40/ASD child, $20/Sibling.
We have to give plenty of notice to Staff – so if you are interested in this support – please let us know ASAP so we can start to line them up!
Courtesy of initial Funding from The Community Foundation of Ottawa, we rolled out a Program called “Family Fun Night” – this is the name your children will know it by – BUT for you – our Parents – we are calling it “Date Night” for Mom and Dad or “Me Night” for Single-Parent Families!
Responding to our Parents (and supported by Research), Respite seems to be at the top of the list for critically-needed supports. But not just a break from your ASD child – but from ALL your children!! Go to Dinner, see a Movie, Visit friends, Shop or Attend a Party – or even just complete a Project – undistracted and uninterrupted!! No need to clean your house for a Baby-sitter – just drop off your children at our Offices – and enjoy up to 4 ½ hours of purely Adult time!
Activities include playing games in the gym, Nerf games, Wii, Kinect, making snacks, a movie for those that can sit through one. There will be Dedicated Staff for both Siblings and those with ASD. 6 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017
WHERE: Children at Risk, 235 Donald Street, Suite 209
WHY: Opportunity to offer Respite for your ASD child (ages 4-18+) and Siblings (ages 3-14+). We would have Gym games, scavenger hunt style games, glow in the dark activities for the first two hours and then settled down to a movie or gaming. For those that can't watch a movie there would be more Gym activities or crafts. We will offer snacks, but do request that your children have dinner before arriving!
HOW: Cost is $45 for each ASD child and $25 for each Sibling. If your ASD child has not attended our Summer Camp or Saturday Fun Club, we will need to arrange an Intake Meeting to properly document their needs. Please complete the attached Registration and Email back or Fax. If Siblings are attending, please also complete the Sibling Form so we have info on them too! Space is limited. Booking and Payment will be required in advance – though we may be able to accommodate last minute Registrations depending on demand…
A current Children at Risk Membership ($35 per annum) will also be required for Insurance Liability purposes.